✭ Mountaingrass – new location & dates for 2018.✭
Mountaingrass 2018 will be held at The George Kerferd Hotel at Mayday Hills in Beechworth on the second weekend in November, from 9th – 11th.
The George Kerferd Hotel has a restaurant, bar and a large function room seating over 400. There is also a National Trust theatre available, (where Dame Nellie Melba once sang!) that is capable of seating up to 100. A small chapel in the hotel grounds, has great acoustics, is able to seat 60 and can be used for workshops and small concerts. The hotel is surrounded by acres of beautiful grounds, full of huge shady trees. The accommodation at the George Kerferd Hotel also includes the recently refurbished Linaker Lodge, previously the nurse’s quarters for the hospital that was located there. There are many open air and under-cover spaces for picking and conducting workshops. Mayday Hills is close to the centre of Beechworth, where there is a variety of accommodation, including two large caravan parks. Best of all, the proprietors of the hotel are very keen to host Mountaingrass.
We are very grateful for the many suggestions provided by our members regarding possible future locations for Mountaingrass. We are confident that our choice of the change of date and location will meet with approval from our membership, and that it will enable ABOTMA to continue to successfully run Mountaingrass for future years.
We thank all local supporters and sponsors of ABOTMA’s Mountaingrass in Harrietville over the past five years and we recognise the assistance and support provided for our type of acoustic music in Harrietville over many years prior to ABOTMA.
All of the concerts at Mountaingrass 2018 will be held at the George Kerford Hotel’s Harold Whittaker Room and the Theatre at the old asylum about 100 metres from the George Kerford Hotel
Accommodation at George Kerferd Hotel, Mayday Hills are now SOLD OUT! However, as at January 13, there are four rooms available on Friday Nov 9 only, and another eight available on Sunday Nov 11.
See below for other accommodation in Beechworth.
Lake Sambell Caravan Park
20 Peach Drive, Beechworth, Victoria 3747
Ph: 03 5728 1421
Villas and cabins, on site vans, and lots of space for caravans and camping on powered and unpowered sites around Lake Sambell. It is about 1.5 km from the George Kerferd Hotel.
Beechworth Holiday Park (Silver Creek Caravan Park)
151 Stanley Road, Beechworth Vic 3747
Ph: 03 5728 1597
1km by road from Mayday Hills.
Villas, cottages and cabins that sleep from 2 – 11 guests; powered and unpowered sites for vans and camping. Pet friendly.
18 High Street, Beechworth
0400 040 889
Self-contained cabins perfect for families and groups of up to 5.
The Old Priory
8 Priory Lane, Beechworth
03 5728 1024
A beautiful old Catholic convent. It has a cottage, as well as single, double, and twin rooms and beds in the dormitories.
There are many other properties and accommodation options in Beechworth, some of which will take groups, listed on AirBNB, Stayz and Trivago and via https://beechworth.com/beechworth_accommodation/index.html
The Hibernian Hotel
40 Camp Street, Beechworth
Range of options for 2-4 people including apartments with two bedrooms.
1A Camp Street, Beechworth
B&B in rooms with 1930s style decor
Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel
50 Ford Street, Beechworth
Inexpensive old-style pub rooms – singles, queen or twin
Armour Motor Inn
1 Camp St, Beechworth
Beechworth Carriage Motor Inn
44 Camp St, Beechworth
Best Western Beechworth Motor Inn
54 Sydney Road, Beechworth
Golden Heritage Accommodation
51 Sydney Road, Beechworth